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Postby parnold » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:12 pm

This was the start of my test. Started around noon.

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The trailer was in the direct sunlight, no shade at all.

Here's a pic of the vents on the inside of the trailer with the window template I made. No mods required to the trailer or the a/c unit at all.

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You will notice the electric cord from the a/c unit coming in through the window. This is so I can plug the unit into my thermostat, and it will turn on and off based on whatever temp I have it set to, just like central air!

By the early evening, the trailer was down to 60 degrees, with the outside temp still in the low 80's.
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Postby LDK » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:15 pm

Sorry to have rushed you Paul. I was just curious. Looks like it's gonna be pretty neat. :thumbsup:
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Postby parnold » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:20 pm

Sometimes I need a little push!

Just ask any one of my three former wives. :lol:
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Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:49 pm

Nice job with the A/C Paul! :thumbsup:

You getting a lot of use out of the teardrop so far this year?
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Postby parnold » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:22 pm

Only been out twice so far Zach. Had family things come up two of the long weekends I had scheduled off of work. I can't wait til July, I'm going to the CRA in Indiana. That should be a hoot.. 127 sites filled so far!
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Postby aggie79 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:32 am

Paul,

:thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup: Great job with the A/C! Thank you for posting pictures of your modifications. Seeing them will come in handy for a lot of us.

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Postby Woodstramp » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:19 pm

Paul,

Like the AC deal. You made a Pet Cool out of it....an inexpensive one. Love that. You're ducting the evaporator side...awesome.

On mine I'm doing the exact opposite.....ducting the condenser side.

Also like the idea of a line voltage thermostat controlling the temp. I have one too, but it will control my ceramic heater when it gets cold.

Looks like you and I are 180 degrees out of phase on our tinkergeneering. :)
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Postby parnold » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:31 pm

Woodstramp:

Actually I purchased my thermostat for use with a ceramic heater, but to my delight discovered that the thermostat had a heat/cool switch, so I have found a second use for it.
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:10 pm

Clever...very, very clever! :thumbsup:
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Postby StPatron » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:29 am

Very creative work on the air conditioner. :thumbsup:
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Postby Deryk the Pirate » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:04 am

Interesting idea with the ac. So where is it stored?
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Postby parnold » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:19 am

Deryk:

Due to the likelihood that it will leak, I plan on storing in the car. It is rather large! :lol:

Most of the time I go camping, I go local, and w/o electricity, so it will stay home. I will be bringing it to Indiana with me.
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Postby parnold » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:03 pm

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3:30pm, inside temp of trailer 116 degrees
4:30pm, inside temp of trailer 75 degrees

So far so good! I'm going to leave it running for the weekend to make sure it doesn't freeze up or anything. I have the thermostat set to 72 degrees in the trailer.

The a/c unit is on low, and inside the trailer the sound is almost imperceptible. Total cost including the a/c unit was $220.00. The a/c unit slides out of the box, and can be put in a window. No modifications were made to the unit at all.
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Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:35 pm

I must not have been on here in a while because I missed this A/C unit update! Looks good Paul... Sounds like it works well too! :applause:
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Postby parnold » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:39 pm

I'll put it to the real test next week in Indiana at the Crossroads of America gathering! I can't wait!
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